Dubai: Dubai's police chief says a key suspect in the killing of a Hamas operative in the city-state has been arrested in a Western country.
Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim's comments were published on Monday in The National newspaper.
The police chief told the Abu Dhabi government-owned daily the suspect played a key role in the January 19 killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
But he says the country that made the arrest about two months ago asked that details of it not be made public.
It isn't clear if the suspect is still being held.
Dubai police say al-Mabhouh was almost certainly assassinated by a hit squad sent by Israel's Mossad spy agency.
First Published: Monday, October 11, 2010, 15:53